obama-militaryRush Limbaugh famously said, ” the purpose of America’s military is to kill people and break things.”

Barack Obama doesn’t agree.

The military is his personal tool for self-promotion and protecting his political standing.

This isn’t surprising.

He once referred to America’s armed forces as “my military.”

Vice President Joe Biden endangered the lives of the Seal Team 6 operatives when he revealed they were the unit that conducted the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

And the regime has repeatedly lied about assets not being available to reinforce our personnel at Benghazi in order to protect Obama’s re-election campaign.

But the Obama regime placing self-promotion above all else is now damaging national security.

The Washington Free Beacon reports a memo was sent to Defense Secretary Ash Carter from the General in charge of Special Operations pleading with the Obama regime to stop revealing the deployment of Special Operations Forces.

Foreign Policy reports:

The General overseeing U.S. Special Operations Forces has written a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding the Pentagon stop talking about what his elite troops are up to in Iraq or elsewhere saying, ” the commandos require a veil of secrecy to do their job.”

 General Joseph Votel, the Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), who has been nominated to take over U.S. Central Command, issued the complaint in a December 8th memo — days after Carter and White House officials announced that a group of about 200 Special Operations Forces (SOF) would be deployed to Iraq to target Islamic State militants.

 “I am concerned with increased public exposure of SOF activities and operations, and I assess that it is time to get our forces back into the shadows,” Votel wrote, according to an excerpt newly provided to Foreign Policy by a defense official.

 Votel added that discussing operations makes it more difficult for commandos to conduct those missions, and he “requested the department support him with an approach to avoid public discussion of SOF activities,” the official said, paraphrasing the brief memo.

 The memo appears to come in response to the Obama regime’s admission they are deploying 200 Special Operation Forces to Iraq to fight ISIS.

Since Obama ordered hasty withdraw from Iraq, he has come under fire for his policies which allowed ISIS to gain strength.

And he has been publicly humiliated by his pronouncements that ISIS is just a “JV team” and that they were “contained” just 24 hours before the terrorist group’s operatives carried out the deadly attacks in Paris where over 120 innocents were murdered.

So in order make Obama appear to be strong leader in control of the situation, his regime is revealing the missions of Special Operations Forces.

Their ability to safely conduct their missions is of  secondary concern to Obama and his minions.

The public standing of Barack Obama is always the top concern.

Defeating ISIS and stopping radical Islamic terrorism never really rated highly for the Obama regime.

It’s why he ordered a strategy of pinprick air strikes that have done nothing to deter or degrade ISIS, but were just meant to show Obama was doing something.

So rather than using our military to crush ISIS,  they have become public relations tools of the Obama regime.